Tags: mccain | defense | cuts

GOP Senators Launch Tour Warning of Defense Cuts

Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 03:45 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

Three Senate Republicans will embark on a tour of presidential battleground states next week to warn about looming cuts in defense spending.

John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Kelly Ayotte will hold a series of town hall meetings in Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, and New Hampshire. They will focus on cuts of nearly $500 billion to projected spending over a decade, set to begin Jan. 2 unless Congress finds an alternative.

The states are home to military installations and defense contracting jobs.

Announcement of the tour comes as Defense Secretary Leon Panetta issued a fresh warning Wednesday about the reductions, saying he "sure as hell" hopes they don't happen.

President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans agreed to set up the cuts last year as part of a deficit-reduction plan.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Oscar de La Renta, Designer for First Ladies, Celebrities, Dies at 82

Monday, 20 Oct 2014 22:01 PM

Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites, first ladies, and Hollywood sta . . .

CEO of French Oil Giant Total Killed in Moscow Plane Crash

Monday, 20 Oct 2014 22:44 PM

The CEO of French oil company Total, Christophe de Margerie, died in a plane crash at a Moscow airport after his private . . .

Obama to Sharpton: Dems in Key Races Support Me

Monday, 20 Oct 2014 22:31 PM

Some Democrats running for re-election or challenging Republican incumbents in next month's midterm elections have dista . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved